Does using chalk while deadlifting weaken your grip strength. And also is it still considered a raw deadlift when you use chalk? I would think so but I'm just making sure.
The only thing chalk does is make your hands dryer. At least with my experience. You still have to grip the bar yourself but it's easier than gripping it with sweaty hands.
yes, its still RAW!
chalk helps my grip more than I ever imagined...great stuff!
I know man. I just started using it and my reps have doubled. I definitely was not expecting that.Originally Posted by drivehard
Nike makes some good rubber palm grips I use to lift more weight and stabilize the bar in doing so. Also good for pullups. My fiancée doesn't like calloused hands!
Chalk is king for grip stuff. Gloves and other "handpons" are for girls, doctors and massuses.
HahahaOriginally Posted by Swanson52
Don't need chalk if you use mixed grip. I use chalk for overhand until the weight starts getting too heavy for my fingers then I switch to mixed grip. I can't even imagine the weight slipping with mixed grip. For some reason it just locks the bar into my hands even without chalk.
suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret
Lol!Originally Posted by Swanson52
Ordering chalk since our gym likes to use bars without gnarling now (WTF!?).
Wow, that sucks. I have never seen that. How stupid.Originally Posted by Torobestia
I love using chalk. It really helps my grip. I lift heavier when I use it. It doesn't weaken my grip it actually makes mine stronger